Van Buren Elementary School

Summary:

Van Buren Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 469 students in grades K-5 in the small town of Van Buren, Ohio, which is part of the Van Buren Local School District. This high-performing school consistently outperforms state averages on academic assessments and stands out for its low chronic absenteeism rates and relatively homogeneous student population compared to nearby schools.

Van Buren Elementary's academic excellence is evident in its consistently high proficiency rates on state assessments, significantly exceeding state averages across all grade levels and subjects. For instance, in the 2022-2023 school year, 86.7% of 5th graders were proficient or better in Science, compared to the state average of 63.9%. This consistent academic performance has earned the school a reputation as one of the top elementary schools in Ohio. In contrast, nearby schools like Jefferson Primary School and Whittier Primary School have more diverse student populations and higher chronic absenteeism rates.

Another notable aspect of Van Buren Elementary is its relatively homogeneous student population, with over 90% of students identifying as White. This is in stark contrast to some of the nearby schools, such as McComb Local Elementary School and Whittier Primary School, which have more diverse student bodies. Additionally, Van Buren Elementary has a lower percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, around 13%, compared to the higher rates at nearby schools. These demographic differences present an opportunity for collaboration and sharing of best practices to improve outcomes for students across the region.


Detail:

Public K-5

 301 S Main St
       Van Buren, OH  45889-9720


(419) 299-3416

District: Van Buren Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
231st of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,910 Help


Students who attend Van Buren Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Van Buren Middle School
High:    Van Buren High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  469

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.5%
Asian:
3.2%
Hispanic:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Van Buren Elementary School ranks better than 85.5% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.06. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.5%), Asian (3.2%), Hispanic (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Van Buren Elementary School is 15.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Van Buren Elementary School is $12,910.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Van Buren Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Van Buren Elementary School 231st of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Van Buren Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Van Buren Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Van Buren Local 87th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Van Buren Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 42.97 984th 1471 33.1%
2005 70.53 444th 1501 70.4%
2006 63.91 625th 1504 58.4%
2007 62.63 743rd 1609 53.8%
2008 64.47 660th 1582 58.3%
2009 73.52 411th 1610 74.5%
2010 81.67 166th 1662 90.0%
2011 83.06 105th 1686 93.8%
2012 80.65 176th 1709 89.7%
2013 81.32 171st 1701 89.9%
2014 84.23 81st 1687 95.2%
2015 85.10 138th 1684 91.8%
2016 86.56 126th 1678 92.5%
2017 79.84 288th 1651 82.6%
2018 82.20 236th 1636 85.6%
2019 87.75 94th 1676 94.4%
2021 87.75 159th 1610 90.1%
2022 81.66 287th 1588 81.9%
2023 84.06 231st 1596 85.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.18 124th 1465 91.5%
2023 66.53 463rd 1447 68.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.15 180th 1518 88.1%
2019 87.22 62nd 1502 95.9%
2021 85.52 171st 1467 88.3%
2022 80.63 262nd 1488 82.4%
2023 85.38 149th 1483 90.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.03 469th 1021 54.1%
2022 62.98 217th 824 73.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.22 511th 759 32.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.43 259th 1536 83.1%
2019 88.97 54th 1535 96.5%
2021 88.23 116th 1499 92.3%
2022 81.72 251st 1518 83.5%
2023 83.29 225th 1498 85.0%
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Rank History for White students at Van Buren Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.95 296th 1309 77.4%
2019 84.50 108th 1271 91.5%
2021 83.18 174th 1249 86.1%
2022 74.55 300th 1242 75.8%
2023 79.30 233rd 1215 80.8%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Van Buren Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 364 3 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1989 381 2 1 11 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1990 395 3 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1991 410 3 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1992 405 1 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1993 437 0 2 5 0 n/a n/a 2 446
1994 483 0 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1995 462 0 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1996 462 0 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1997 466 0 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 473
1998 474 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1999 408 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2000 381 0 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2001 394 0 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2002 408 6 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 425
2003 408 6 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 425
2004 400 7 9 5 0 n/a n/a 0 421
2005 381 3 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2006 386 3 12 13 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2007 400 4 14 12 0 n/a n/a 1 431
2008 403 3 17 11 0 n/a n/a 4 438
2009 410 4 16 15 0 n/a n/a 7 452
2010 412 2 11 12 0 n/a n/a 5 442
2011 437 4 9 16 2 0 6 0 474
2012 443 5 10 11 1 0 10 0 480
2013 445 3 8 14 1 0 8 0 479
2014 434 2 9 14 0 0 12 0 471
2015 424 2 10 12 0 0 12 0 460
2016 399 1 13 12 0 0 16 0 441
2017 417 1 15 13 0 0 16 0 462
2018 408 1 27 22 0 1 20 0 479
2019 401 5 22 14 0 1 10 0 453
2020 402 0 25 15 0 1 6 0 449
2021 394 1 22 10 0 0 9 0 436
2022 400 1 21 10 0 0 8 0 440
2023 429 0 15 13 1 1 10 0 469

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Van Buren Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 381 17.0 22.4 0
1989 395 18.0 21.9 n/a
1990 403 18.9 21.3 n/a
1991 424 22.0 19.2 n/a
1992 413 23.0 17.9 n/a
1993 446 23.1 19.3 0
1994 494 23.1 21.4 0
1995 471 26.0 18.1 0
1996 471 26.0 18.1 0
1997 473 26.0 18.2 0
1998 480 26.0 18.5 0
1999 414 26.7 15.5 0
2000 389 27.5 14.1 n/a
2001 403 24.0 16.8 n/a
2002 425 26.7 15.9 n/a
2003 425 26.7 15.9 n/a
2004 421 25.3 16.6 7.6
2005 402 25.2 16.0 6.2
2006 414 25.1 16.5 8.2
2007 431 22.4 19.2 11.9
2008 438 26.9 16.3 n/a
2009 452 28.7 15.7 15.5
2010 442 30.2 14.6 16
2011 474 30.2 15.6 17.3
2012 480 30.2 15.8 20.4
2013 479 30.0 15.9 19.4
2014 471 29.0 16.2 19.7
2015 460 n/a n/a 20
2016 441 31.0 14.2 21.1
2017 462 32.0 14.4 18.2
2018 479 31.0 15.4 15.7
2019 453 31.0 14.6 17
2020 449 30.0 14.9 15.4
2021 436 30.0 14.5 n/a
2022 440 31.0 14.1 n/a
2023 469 31.0 15.1 13.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Van Buren Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 381 17.0 22.4 0
1989 395 18.0 21.9 n/a
1990 403 18.9 21.3 n/a
1991 424 22.0 19.2 n/a
1992 413 23.0 17.9 n/a
1993 446 23.1 19.3 0
1994 494 23.1 21.4 0
1995 471 26.0 18.1 0
1996 471 26.0 18.1 0
1997 473 26.0 18.2 0
1998 480 26.0 18.5 0
1999 414 26.7 15.5 0
2000 389 27.5 14.1 n/a
2001 403 24.0 16.8 n/a
2002 425 26.7 15.9 n/a
2003 425 26.7 15.9 n/a
2004 421 25.3 16.6 7.6
2005 402 25.2 16.0 6.2
2006 414 25.1 16.5 8.2
2007 431 22.4 19.2 11.9
2008 438 26.9 16.3 n/a
2009 452 28.7 15.7 15.5
2010 442 30.2 14.6 16
2011 474 30.2 15.6 17.3
2012 480 30.2 15.8 20.4
2013 479 30.0 15.9 19.4
2014 471 29.0 16.2 19.7
2015 460 n/a n/a 20
2016 441 31.0 14.2 21.1
2017 462 32.0 14.4 18.2
2018 479 31.0 15.4 15.7
2019 453 31.0 14.6 17
2020 449 30.0 14.9 15.4
2021 436 30.0 14.5 n/a
2022 440 31.0 14.1 n/a
2023 469 31.0 15.1 13.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Van Buren Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,953
2022 $11,933
2023 $12,910

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Van Buren Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 94th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 231st of 1596 Elementary schools
 8.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Van Buren Elementary School)94.789.5
 5.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Van Buren Local)94.789.5
 5.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Van Buren Elementary School)90.880.2
 10.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Van Buren Local)90.880.2
 10.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Van Buren Elementary School)95.291
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Van Buren Local)95.291
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Van Buren Elementary School)85.571.8
 13.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Van Buren Local)85.571.8
 13.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Van Buren Elementary School)87.586.7
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (Van Buren Local)87.586.7
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Van Buren Elementary School)83.185
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Van Buren Local)83.185
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Van Buren Elementary School)91.381.7
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Van Buren Local)91.381.7
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students453469
 3.5%
African American50
 100%
American Indian01
Asian2215
 31.8%
Hispanic1413
 7.1%
Pacific Islander11
White401429
 7%
Two or More Races1010
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17%13.2%
 3.8%


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Van Buren Elementary School ranks 231st of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Van Buren Elementary School are 91% White, 3% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Van Buren Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Van Buren Middle School
High : Van Buren High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 469 students attended Van Buren Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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